The vast majority of people have carpet in at least one room of their home and this cosy flooring is highly popular for many reasons. Carpets add an extra layer of insulation to our homes, keeping heat in, reducing noise and providing a soft cushion underfoot. They also come in a wide variety of colours, textures and styles, and a new carpet can transform the look of a room in an instant.
If you’ve invested in new carpets then naturally you’ll want to keep them looking their best, especially if they’re in a high footfall area like a living room or bedroom. If you look after your carpet properly it will last much longer and save you money in the long run, so see below for our handy guide.
Vacuum regularly – Some people recommend vacuuming daily to stay on top of dust and dirt, but for many people this simply isn’t realistic! However, you should aim to vacuum at least once a week, or consider investing in a robotic vacuum cleaner if you’d like a more regular clean.
Clean up spills straight away – Leaving a spill to fester is the quickest way to leave stains on your carpet, so clean up any spillage immediately, even if it’s a clear liquid. Acting quickly will reduce absorption and prevent damage to the fibres of your carpet. Blot the stain with a clean, dry towel and then use a specialist stain removal product if necessary.
Know your material – Carpets come in many different materials, including nylon, polyester and wool. Each material will require different cleaning methods, and products which are suitable for a nylon carpet may cause damage to a wool one. Research your carpet materials beforehand and find out what you need to do to keep them looking their best.
Use doormats – Placing doormats at your front and back doors can do wonders for your carpets and reduce the amount of dirt and debris tracked into your home. Encourage everyone to get into the habit of wiping their feet on a doormat before they step onto the carpet and you should see a reduction in the amount of mud, leaves and dirt brought in from outside.
If you’re looking for high quality carpets for your home, browse the range from Lewis Interiors. We’re proud to offer an extensive range of carpets, rugs and vinyl flooring and our team are on hand to offer advice about the right flooring for you. With highly competitive prices and custom carpet fitting services, give us a call today or visit our website to find out more.